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BAAFSSO’s Call to Action

Keion Mehki Jackson, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2020

In mid-December, the Black Alumni, Administrators, Faculty, Students, and Staff Organization (BAAFSSO) gathered with President Dr. Sue Henderson, Provost Dr. Tamara Jhashi, Assistant Provost Dr. Karen Morgan and Associate Vice President of Human Resources Julia Basile. This gathering, located in GSUB was created...

NJ Professors Demand What Is Long Overdue

Sandra Mendez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

January 28, 2020

In late November, the American Federation of Teachers Local 1839 held a rally at NJCU to demand a contract for full time and adjunct faculty. This was part of a statewide demonstration to help faculty gain momentum in demanding a contract. There had not been any formal contract since July 2019. Man...

Remembering The Lives Lost

Candles were lit to remember the victims who were killed.

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2019

This past Thursday evening a candlelight vigil was held at NJCU for the victims who lost their lives in the December 10th shooting at a nearby kosher supermarket. Victims: Detective Joseph Seals, who worked for the Jersey City Police Department for 15 years, Mindel Ferencz (who ran the store wit...

Shooting in Jersey City leaves 6 Dead and the City in Fear

Lights slowly come back on across campus as the lockdown was lifted.

Sean Quinn

December 12, 2019

Yesterday on December 10, a violent shooting happened on MLK Boulevard and Bidwell Avenue, as well as the surrounding area, not far from NJCU's main campus. Two gunmen, who had only been identified as a man and a woman garbed in black clothing and carrying powerful weapons, exited a stolen U Haul truck...

CO-OP Fire: Update on the Oct 25 th Fire in Student Dorm

Photo by Darren Greene

Sally Deering, Contributing Writer

November 29, 2019

  Jersey City Firefighters were called to the Co-op Residence Hall on Friday, Oct. 25 th, where they encountered heavy smoke coming from one of the dorm rooms.   Firefighters evacuated students and no one was hurt. In a follow-up call to the Jersey City Fire Department on Wed, Nov....

Counseling Center: Fourth Counselor Hired; Waitlist Decreases

Counseling Center: Fourth Counselor Hired; Waitlist Decreases

Sandra Mendez, Arts & Entertainment Editor

November 29, 2019

  Do you remember the staggering wait-list due to lack of staff in the counseling center?   Well, steps are being taken to alleviate the situation. Recently the counseling center hired Katiana Morisset, an experienced social worker. Morisset is an NJCU alumni who worked with various...

Baby It’s Cold Inside

Temperature in Fries Hall, November 19, 2019.

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2019

    Temperatures plunged in two buildings on campus last week: Karnoutsos Hall and Fries Hall.   Professors had to teach in classrooms with hats, coats, scarves, and gloves. One professor in Fries was reported visibly shaking while teaching. Some classes were canceled and even...

Tuition has increased

Tuition has increased

Sally Deering and Kenise Brown

October 29, 2019

Having trouble paying for that Dunkin’ Latte? Don’t have enough money for books? If your bank account keeps shrinking, it could be the annual tuition hikes you’re paying.   According to NJCUs Bursar’s Office, tuition costs are consistently rising. For example, freshmen enrolled in...

Friday Night Fire at Student Dorm

Photo by Darren Greene

Kenise Brown

October 28, 2019

Students were forced to evacuate Friday night after a fire broke out at the Co-Op Residence Hall.  There were no reported injuries.   A report from the Jersey City Fire Department (JCFD) said the alarm came at 8:08 p.m. and the fire trucks arrived on the scene at 8:12 p.m. The incident report...

Counseling Center: waitlist continues to decrease

Counseling Center: waitlist continues to decrease

Kenise Brown, Editor-in-Chief

April 23, 2019

NJCU has reduced its waitlist to 18 students. In March, The Gothic Times reported that there were 37 students on the list. Abisola Gallagher-Hobson, the director of Counseling and Wellness Services, said the part-time temporary counselors have been a lot of help at the Center. “Due to the new pa...

Henderson reverses commencement decision

Henderson reverses commencement decision

Monica Sarmiento, Editor-in-Chief

March 28, 2019

The changes to this year's commencement ceremony that have been protested by students for the last week have been reversed.  In an email sent from the Office of the President, Dr. Sue Henderson thanked "students, faculty, staff, and alumni who recently engaged in a mature, thoughtful, and respectful di...

Outrage over graduation change grows

Outrage over graduation change grows

Monica Sarmiento and Kenise Brown

March 28, 2019

Update: Dr. Henderson informed the community in a March 28 email that there will be one large Commencement ceremony at the Prudential Center on May 16. Students will have their individual names called and all guests will be welcome. Read here. Dozens of students met outside Hepburn Hall before gathering outside President Sue Henderson’s conference room on T...

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